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STUDENTS TO GET COUNCILLORS ON THE WEB

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Technology-shy councillors could find themselves being mentored by students as part of an effort to boost online pa...
Technology-shy councillors could find themselves being mentored by students as part of an effort to boost online participation within local government.

Under a scheme being negotiated by the Local Government Association with councils and higher education institutions, young people studying for degrees in subjects such as politics or communications could take a sabbatical year and be seconded to a council. They would then work with councillors to help them set up and run their own web pages.

Poptel Technology runs the councillor.info programme on behalf of the LGA. The firm's Paul Evans said: 'Students would do this either as coursework or as a work placement year.

'They would help councillors to use our technology to set-up a site or a blog.'
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